Swindon and Chippenham in line for new KFC drive-thrus

KFC is aiming to open dozens of new outlets in Wiltshire and the South West by the end of 2020. It is understood the chain is offering incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas. Among the target areas is Swindon No...

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Claverton pump opened specially for descendants of the last engine keeper

When the descendants of Benjamin Whitaker, the first engine keeper of John Rennie’s water driven pump at Claverton on the Kennet and Avon Canal, returned to Bath from the four corners of the earth for a family wedding they took the opportunity to v...

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The Blue Heart at Holy Trinity in Bradford on Avon means it is re-wilding

Holy Trinity Church Bradford on Avon is trialling a rewilding scheme for part of the churchyard, after it recently produced a Churchyard Policy written by ecologists Ali and Dave Green, and Mike Fuller, a lepidopterist. The policy explains how to mai...

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Competition will help to send Bradford on Avon Rugby Club’s U11s to Italy

PARENTS of rugby-loving youngsters in Bradford on Avon are fundraising to send their offspring to Italy in April 2020. The 20-strong squad – which includes two girls – will fly out to Palma for four days of matches against local teams. U1...

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Wiltshire Music Centre to fix auditorium structural issue

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon hopes to re-open its auditorium by Friday, September 27 following work on a structural issue which has forced its temporary closure. The centre was forced to close the auditorium earlier this month because o...

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The 19 pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wiltshire in the Good Food Guide

Yesterday we revealed the five new entries into the Good Food Guide in Wiltshire. Today, we’ve got the full list of every restaurant, pub and cafe in the county that’s in the book. Helen Browning’s Chop House, Wood Street, Swindon W...

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Licence plates explained – what do all those letters and numbers mean?

Every car on the road has a licence plate – but what’s the logic behind what they say? Ryan Hirons explains. If you’ve ever looked at a car, you will know what a licence plate is. They exist for each individual car on the road to ha...

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Whatley Manor leads the way for Wiltshire in Good Food Guide

THREE Wiltshire eateries and two in nearby Frome have been named among the very best places to eat in the UK. The cafes and restaurants have been added to the 2020 Good Food Guide. Alongside the finest dining establishments in the country, the Good F...

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Beast from the East: What the experts are saying

It’s far too early to tell if we will see a return of the Beast from the East, say forecasters. Following reports this week that Britain faces a new big freeze this winter, experts say it cannot be predicted this far ahead. Scientists from Universi...

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The Bunch of Grapes in Bradford on Avon is among the foodie hotspots listed in the 2020 Good Food Guide

A pub restaurant with more than 320 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor has received a mention in the 2020 Good Food Guide. The Bunch of Grapes in Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, is one of 12 new entries from the South West in next year’s guide. ...

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Wiltshire Music Centre closes its auditorium

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon has been forced to close its auditorium because of a structural issue. The music charity issued a statement on its website saying a structural issue had been identified which has led to the closure. The stat...

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Notice of temporary closure of B3105 Leigh Road West (Part)

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: B3105 Leigh Road West (Part), Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 25 September 2019, the following length of road shall be closed...

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UFO experts say more should be done to investigate aircraft near misses

UFO experts say more should be done to uncover the truth about near misses in the skies after an investigation has revealed dozens of reported close calls between aircraft and mystery objects. There were five reported incidents in UK airspace in Apri...

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Bradford on Avon oxfam group members enjoy busy summer

DURING the summer months Bradford on Avon Oxfam Group have continued fund raising and campaigning particularly on our concerns about Yemen and Climate Change. On 5th June Martin Butcher, who is Policy Advisor on Arms and Conflict for Oxfam, spoke at ...

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Two new water fountains in Bradford on Avon should help to quench thirst

TWO of the three water fountains ordered by Bradford on Avon Town Council to help reduce the single use of plastic have been installed. The first two fountains have been put in place at the Sladesbrook Play Area and at Culver Close Recreation Ground ...

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